Hope

Real people. Real hard circumstances. Whenever fallible humans and painful situations collide…watch out! What you will find is lots of ugly, broken pieces. You will find tension-filled, and sometimes even hate-breathing humanity.   Last week, I made a brief trip to drive my parents home to Florida....

In our “From Pain to Purpose” ministry, we connect with many people who find themselves hitting the bottom in hopelessness and despair. My husband and I have wept and prayed with many individuals suffering heart-wrenching losses.     Countless scenes from the last few months flash through my...

  [caption id="attachment_7069" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Photo Credit: Brianna Mullett[/caption]   Ahh, the weather is turning crisp, the leaves becoming a 3D canvas of vibrancy, and pumpkin, cinnamon, chai lattes and London Fogs—my personal favorite—are presented in the coffee shops everywhere. It means quality time with friends, Thanksgiving just around the...

[caption id="attachment_6712" align="aligncenter" width="606"] Photo Credit: Henk Kosters [/caption] As he approached me, I caught a glimpse of tears glistening in his eyes. The rough-looking tattoos spoke of a different era in his life that seemed to contradict to the gentleness on his face. He briefly shared with...